Correspondence opening June 2. 5-7pm

Carbondale Arts is pleased to present Correspondence with an opening reception on First Friday, June 2, from 6-8pm.

Six initiating artists have each corresponded with a fellow artist since October of 2016. These correspondences were sent and received via the postal system. For most of the artists this was the only means of communication between them, forcing an exploration of the intimacy of conversation through the physical exchange of letters/art works. By using the postal system they have invited an unknown variable that has left markings, possible delays or losses, and included the postal workers as audience members. In this day and age of fast-paced digital communication these artists did their best to honor the tradition of Mail Art.

Participating correspondents include: Brian Colley, Christopher Dickerson, Staci Dickerson, Laurie Doctor, Deborah Jones, James Katzenberger, Reina Katzenberger (curator), Tracey Kessler, Gabriel Liston, Bonnie Nadzam, Jill Sabella, Laura Stover, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

Additional correspondents include: Robert Burch, Juliana Forbes, Rick Griffith, Takeo Hiromitsu, Bart Laemmel, Andrew Roberts-Gray, Margie Woods, and more.